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the spot light this week. very high profile test in u.s. district court here in washington regarding texas's new laws which is causing quite a bit of controversy. how important are voter id laws? what types should be in place. here are the numbers to call, democrats 202-737-0001, republicans 202-737-0002 and independents 202-628-0205. if there's a law in your state, please tell us exactly what it does give us your thoughts. here is the front page of this morning's dallas morning news. story by todd gillman. texas and u.s. lay out voter id arguments. todd gillman join us by phone. give us a history of this texas law and how it came to arise in federal court here in washington? guest: people have been trying to get a federal id law in texas going back at least about 15 years and in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the current law that's being challenged. like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005, 2007 but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature, there was a rule change that the r
is not the only state battling over voter id laws. texas has a case going before a federal judge right now. we will talk to greg abbott coming up in our next hour. >>> who leaked what and when? house judiciary chairman lamar smith is demanding president obama provide access to current and former senior white house officials for an teargas on the national security -- for an teargas on the leagues. some say it was orchestrated by the white house to improve president obama's election chances. a claim the president calls, quote, offensive. congressman smith joins us now. you sent the letter to the white house. what specifically are you asking for? >> what we are doing is we want to question seven individuals starting with the national security advisor, and then other national security advisors as well about the extent of these numerous leaks that have jeopardized national security and endangered american lives. we can't get that information unless we talk to these individuals. we are hoping the president will allow us to do so. >> in a letter you sent to the president you said concern about these
. up next, lawmaker says don't mess with texas over voter i.d. laws. tonight's text to vote question. should republicans keep fighting against obamacare or move on to other issues? text sr1 to 36288. for keep fighting. sr2 for move on. results a little later on. building pass, corporate card, verizon 4g lte phone. the global ready one ? yeah, but you won't need... ♪ hajimemashite. hajimemashite. hajimemashite. you guys like football ? thank you so much. i'm stoked. you stoked ? totally. ... and he says, "under the mattress." souse le matelas. ( laughter ) why's the new guy sending me emails from paris ? paris, france ? verizon's 4g lte devices are global-ready. plus, global data for just $25. only from verizon. >> john: a spokesman for jesse jackson junior says the illinois congressman condition is more serious than initially believed. jackson is undergoing evaluation and treatment at an inpatient medical facility. congressman's office announced last week he was on medical leave and being treated for what they thought at the time was exhaustion. legal showdown between the lone star
is challenging a new voter i.d. law in texas saying it violates the 1965 voting rights act. that law was aimed at protecting minority voters. attorney general eric holder says the texas law amounts to a poll tax since some voters may have to pay for new i.d. cards. attorneys for texas claim the law will not keep any eligible minority voters from going to the polls. 17 states have some kind of voter i.d. law. experts say this battle could lead to the supreme court deciding the fate of the voting rights act itself. >> lawyers for the man who killed an unarmed florida teenager are asking for a new judge in the case because of concerns about bias. george zimmerman is facing shooting teenager trayvon martin in february. >> lawyers disqualify the judge who is hearing the case. the lawyers pointed to the judge's comments bail for zimmerman earlier this month. in the judge's bail order he accused zimmerman of manipulating the system and planning to flee to avoid prosecution. zimmerman's lawyers say, quote, the court makes gratuitous disparaging remarks about mr. zimmerman's character. advocates for mr
responding to local flooding. cdp has flown missions in support of the border patrol, texas rangers, u.s. service, fbi and others. the systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and for border security. however, we run the edge of the new horizon. using unmanned aerial systems within the homeland currently are 200 active certificates of operation issue i the federal aviation administration to over 100 different entities such as law enforcement department and academic institutions to fly drugs domestically. this map on the monitor shows the locations of coa recipients as at april 2012. the number of recipients since that time has in fact increased. the faa plans to select 65 cities around the country for the use of nongovernment euros this year and plans to allow the deployment of nongovernment drugs nationwide i.t. here 2015. while the faa is responsible for ensuring the systems fly safely in u.s. airspace with only two and a half short years until drums began to dominate the skies in the u.s. homeland, no federal agency is taking the lead to do with the full implic
with texas congressmen michael burgess on today's washington journal. this is about 35 minutes. >> congressmen and dr. michael burgess of taxes, joining us now, day after the house voted for the 303rd time to repeal all or part of the affordable care act. congressman, do you expect a different result this time to mackey said yourself that the senate is probably not point to take this up. >> still, it is important to get out there with the information. people once the supreme court decision two weeks ago. they may not have a particular mindset, but realistically we all essentially no the affordable care act is so flawed from start to finish. this thing was basically the rough draft of the senate that accidentally got signed into law in 2010. so drafting errors, as we learn from the supreme court, new taxes. clearly people need to be thinking about this. the supreme court ruled. you'll hear from the court of public opinion in november, and it is important for us to keep talking about this. >> i want to read you a headline from politico, this story out just yesterday evening. even
special on nbc news. >> mexico has more oil than texas and more than iraq. >> that was a long time ago. slowly but surely the mexico oil suffered from taxation and interference. production plummeted. but phebgs yo's presumed president elect champagned on changing mexican law to allow private investment. >> if mexico was able to significantly increase once again its oil and gas production, and since we sell 90% of what we export to the united states, this would contribute very significantly to what we would call north american energy independence. >> so their oil production has been climbing for the last five or six years. oil production is the opposite of weight. it's really easy to lose and very hard to gain back. >> and the russians, they began to decline. >> the mexican government is scared to death, they tax and their gravy train is dying in front of them. >> you have glimmers of enlightenment, and it usually involves russia. you see it over there that identify made sense to private ties -- >> you just tried to pigeon hole me in this whole thing. what would you do without somebody
the spirit to go on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: the sorrow has spread across the nation. in texas jessica ghawi's parents are grieving. no parent should go through that. >> reporter: as families mourn survivors struggle to make sense of the blood shed. air force reservist was trained for war. >> there was nowhere to hide. >> reporter: nothing prepared her for this. she lost her friend staff sergeant jesse childress. >> him dying has been the hardest thing because you know i ended up with some buck shot in my hand but his life is gone. >> reporter: aurora was just ranked the ninth safest city in the country. at rosie's diner the busy sunday breakfast crowd is still in shock. >> this is our theater. you would never guess something weird like that was going to happen in your backyard. >> reporter: cheryl groner has three daughters. reyna is six years old the same age as the youngest victim, veronica moser. >> i tried to explain it as much as i can so they can understand without going into details. >> reporter: three days have passed since the shooting. the emotion and tears here are
among the most formative of his life. >> my first job after college was as a teacher in texas in a small mexican-american school. few of them could speak english, and i couldn't speak much spanish. my students were poor, and they often came to class without breakfast, hungry. and they knew even in their youth the pain of prejudice. they never seemed to know why people disliked hem. i ended up wishing there was more i could do. i saw it in their eyes. i often walked home late in the afternoon after the classes were finished wishing there was more that i could do. but all i knew was to teach them the little that i knew. hoping that it might help them against the hardships that lay ahead. and somehow you never forget what poverty and hatred can do when you see its scars on the hopeful face of a young child. i never thought then in 1928 that i would be standing here in 1965. it never even occurred to me in my fondest dreams that i might have the chance to help the sons and daughters of those students, and to help people like them all over this country. but now i do have that chance. and i wi
: the gentlelady yields back. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. indiana prison inmate ryan grimminger collected unemployment benefits during his two-year sentence in the county jail for a drug crime. he collected $14,000 of taxpayer money. he was in jail and the government continued to pay him any way. only in america will we pay people in jail because they are unemployed. grimminger should not have obtained money from honest american taxpayers but he did. government is becoming incompetent when it comes to paying unemployment benefits. according to cnn the federal government overpaid $14 billion in unemployment benefits just last year. that means 11% of all jobless benefits paid out were not supposed to be paid to those individuals. those overpayments that should have gone to people in need were sent by government to those who didn't deserve any money. you see, not all payments are to honest people who are looking for jobs and are out of work. inmate grimminger's case is bad, but there's more. a convicted killer, murderer
county, texas. ice says he was conducting surveillance for ongoing criminal investigation. the agent underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. in order to stay astep ahead of the drug cartels, law enforcement agents have added another line of defense to the rio grande. deploying high-tech gun boats bristling with fire power. casey stegall went out on the river for firsthand look at the latest effort to secure america's southern border. >> we support -- >> the rio grande river in south texas, only a few hundred feet of water separates mexico from the u.s. >> almost every single day the smugglers try to use the river to move drugs, weapons and people in to our homeland. >> they have unlimited money and unlimited fire power. >> the new 34-foot boats, boasting 900-horsepower should serve a deterrent. as the drug cartels get more brazen, the law enforcement has to be one step ahead of the game. the vessels are equipped with bulletproof shield to fully automatic machine guns that can fire up 900 rounds a minute. >> it for important for us to be armed better than they are. >> they h
happens when todd hemp fridays his team from -- humphries and the team from the university of texas punch keystrokes in the computer. >> two, one, capture. >> the drone goes wildly offcourse, now receiving instructions not from gps from a transmit they're sends false signal to the drone navigation system. a so-called spoofer. the effect is so dramatic, safety pilot with radio control has to stave drone from crashing. >> spoofing the gps receiver is another way to hijack is plane. >> if it sounds shocking, it is. with this experiment, he illuminated gaping hole for the government plan to open up u.s. air space to gps guided drones. >> five or ten years we have 30,000 of the drones in the national air space. each could be a potential missile to use against us. >> until now, gps guided drones have been limited to the battlefield and places like iraq, afghanistan, and yemen. or patrolling our southern border. earlier in year, congress ordered the faa to come up with rules to allow drones to fly broadly over u.s. soil by 2015. they could be used for law enforcement. monitoring transmission and
we were the only ones who heard it. scott in texas, scott. >> caller: jim, boo-yah, home of the houston, texas, the football team of texas. >> future home of jeremy lin because new york doesn't want to play up. what's up? >> caller: bmy. >> bristol myers. >> caller: do you feel this will have a favorable or unfavorable effect on the bmy shares if they are, in fact, successful in their effort to make the acquisition? >> i think it's huge. i was in mexico talking about how brilliant this acquisition would be. it will help deal with the patent cliff. bristol myers is one of the greatest companies in the world. i want to go to chris in new york right now. >> caller: how are you, jim in boo-ya h. i would like to know about orex they arapeuti therapeutics. >> these are all battlegrounds. and one of the things that i said about vivus that was very clear was if you owned it, i would sell half of it. this group is very volatile. if you want to speculate, i'm going to bless it, but just don't be greedy. ed aing between the lines to find investing ideas is one of the greatest things
last year's drought in texas, and man-made climate change. a new study found that man-made heat made the texas drought roughly 20 times more likely. >> there definitely is a connection between greenhouse gases and extreme weather. we're seeing very strong evidence to suggest that not all, but many of the extremes that we're seeing around the planet are being enhanced by greenhouse gases. >> and every day in this record setting heat takes more of jeff fischer's crop and his livelihood away. >> it's stressful. it's stressful on myself and my family my father and i. this is a family farm. and we've watched it go down and down and down. >> reporter: noaa scientists meanwhile, are not saying that climate change causes any one specific drought like the one in illinois. they are saying the science is good enough now, they can lay odds on the connection. lee and erica? >> wyatt andrews, thank you. >>> security for this month's london olympics is a massive operation as you can imagine. on tuesday some residents who found themselves on the frontlines of olympic security
: when you see this video it is tough to watch. the north texas toll way authority releasing video from the crash. when you watch it, keep in mind a young victim remains in the hospital in intensive care. let's watch. you see a dallas area rapid transit van slamming into the back of line of cars on a exit ramp. the first is a sedan. a 28-year-old is in the sedan and husband father of two is hanging on to his life after this brutal hit. the dart transit people are looking at this and put the van driver on paid administrative leave what they find out what happened and they suspect the transit driver was not paying attention and failed to slow down. five other vehicles involved in this, a chain reaction as you mentioned, jenna. in a case where one person at least was seriously injured. back to you. jenna: luckily not more. what a video and what a crash, harris. thank you. >> reporter: sure. jon: some new details to bring you on a shocking sexual assault case at one of the nation's busiest air force bases. we'll take you live to texas for that story. jenna: casey stiegel on the story. ameri
they say they hathey repeal and then replace. but does it add up. >>> a texas grad student mauled at the jane goodall institute. what went wrong? >>> and one man trying to rewrite the constitution. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm john avlon in for erin burnett tonight. "outfront" tonight, republicans in a corner over health care. the supreme court battle may be over. but has the political and policy war just begun? the house of representatives has already scheduled a vote to repeal health care reform next week. and senate republicans have pledged to repeal it if they take back the senate this fall. the conservative base is firmly aligned against the health care law. mitt romney is campaigning on a pledge to repeal and replace. just look at the sign on his podium. over the weekend, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell was dismissive when he was asked, what happens after repeal? what would his party do about the 30 million uninsured americans? >> that is not the issue. the question is how can you go step by step to improve the american health care system? it's already t
to interview, but i do remember one in particular. brooks was a very powerful member from texas, and you're a populist liberal and not happy with sort of the -- i think he selected -- he didn't have the fire that jack brooks had, and certainly john doar didn't have the fire that jack brooks wanted, and jack brooks sort of led a -- the group that actually involved jerry szekely and a whole team that we had to deal with over the whole course of the inquiry. but i remember one day i got called up from congressman brooks' office, asked to come over. so i went over, and jack brooks had a resume in front of him. jack brooks says, boy, he said -- and he said this gentleman's name who i can't remember at the time. he was on the staff. a young lawyer from yale or something, and he said, do you know so and so? i said, yes, sir. chairman assigned -- he's a member of the staff. he said, boy, do you know where he's from? i said, i'm not sure what school he went to. he said, no, sir. he said, do you know where he was born? i said, no, sir. he said, he was born in beaumont, texas. he says, does that me
's not pretty either. arkansas, now oklahoma, even north texas is now quickly shifting back into a bad drought. and when you're really dry, the soil has no moisture in it, doesn't really help you cool. it's almost like a desert effect. usually the plants and the trees and the shrubbery help cool things off. but with everything so bone dry, it's easily with the sun up today going to get from 105 to 110 today from dallas to kansas all the way back over through arkansas. and even as we shift to tomorrow, there's no relief in sight. there's no rain in sight either. i mean, this area of the country just got a feel for all the people that their livelihoods depend on rainfall. talking the ranchers all the way through all the farmers. forecast for the northeast, you get a dry day today. a beautiful day, figures after a rainy, wet weekend in many spots. d.c., a slight chance of a storm. for the most part, you're dry. coastal areas of south carolina, florida and north carolina, late in the evening or early in the morning, you look just fine today. luke, a little preview of tomorrow does show some of tho
we will bring it to you. >>> meantime a texas death row inmate is granted an appeal so new dna testing can be conducted. hank skinner, once came within an hour of excuse. he says he will sure he will be exonerated in the stabbing death of his girlfriend and her adult children back in 1993. we'll stay on that story. >>> a washington man accused of groping three high schoolgirls last year. the man insists that excess sieve caffeine intake led him to commit the crimes. we'll have to check that one with the doctors, jon. that's what he says. jon: i'm not heard being an affect. >> i said i agreed with the dissent. the dissent felt very clear it was unconstitutional. it was in the minority. now the supreme court has spoken, while i agreed with the dissent that is taken over by the fact the majority of the court says it is a tax and therefore it is a tax. they have spoken. there is no way around that. you could say you wish they decided a different way but they didn't. they concluded it is a tax. and the american people know that president obama has broken the pledge he made. jon: tha
. host: marcia's joins us from texas -- marcia joins us from texas. caller: i am independent and i did vote for obama. this is an election year and there is a problem with jobs and the economy. bring home those troops will cause a big problem in terms of the economy. i believe things will change after this election if obama is elected. i don't think things will change until after the election. this is a political environment. thank you so much for your call. host: how much are you thinking about the issue of afghanistan as you look at candidates and think about your vote? caller: i am kind of on the fence. no matter who vote for, i probably will be holding my nose a little be it. as far as afghanistan, that money should not be spent the re. no matter how much we think we know, we do not know what the bargain was in terms of afghanistan and why that money was promised. i think we need to wait and see what happens after the election. host: thank you for sharing your perspective. you can: about the inspector general report. democrats can call and 202-737- 0001. republicans, 202-737-0002.
: thank you for the comments from the first 45 minutes of today's "washington journal." houston, texas, a republican line. caller: how are you doing? listen, the only thing that worries me about the rulings -- the supreme court rulings, it is already giving morals that -- immortal status to the corporations. there should be a limit to a lot of the stuff as far as the financing of the whole thing. host: let's talk about some of the limits that are currently out there to educate folks about the election law. guest: there are limits giving money directly to candidates and the parties. within the structure, there is a limit to how much donors can give, romney a donor, whether an individual or corporation, can give a million dollars to the group supported the candidates so it kind of gives -- to influence the election. host: it seems like the next frontier, another one of the stories that you wrote for campaign finance folks who want to lose in the laws is the disclosure issue. texas a little bit through some of the disclosure laws on the books now. guest: i think that is one of the more in
and sexual assault. he was implicated in san antonio texas. they testified against him in court during a five-day court-martial. he is among 12 instructors investigated for sexual misconduct. another six face charges in that scandal. a former lab technician is now facing charges in connection with an outbreak of hepatitis c that reportedly infected dozens of patients at a new hampshire hospital. 32-year-old david clatouseski is accused of stealing controlled substances and then switching the needles with patients. officials say that he knew that he had hepatitis c and continued to permit tainted syringings to be used on patients under his care. at least 30 people have been infected. >> don't go away >> we'll be right back. you know what i love about this country? trick question. i love everything about this country! including prilosec otc. you know one pill each morning treats your frequent heartburn so you can enjoy all this great land of ours has to offer like demolition derbies. and drive thru weddings. so if you're one of those people who gets hea
the drought are expected to last through october. >>> severe weather tore through north texas friday. high winds caused an 18 wheeler to tip over on to a passenger vehicle near the dallas-ft. worth international airport. hail, lightning and heavy rain delayed several flights. no one was seriously hurt. >>> separately, rains caused a part of a ceiling to collapse friday at a mall in charlotte, north carolina. shoppers say it was very frightening but fortunately everyone got out okay. it's estimated that up to three inches of rain fell in about 45 minutes. >>> turning to syria where the rebels are pushing deeper into the capital of damascus in their fight to topple the regime. we're monitoring the latest violence in cairo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, courtn courtney, rebel fighters clashed for a seventh straight day in the capital of damascus. since an attack on wednesday killed the country's defense minister along with three other top security officials, rebels are frequently ambushing troops and attacking police stations in the capital. but the syrian military is fighting back
♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> stephanie: good morning billy in texas. >> caller: hey steph you really just disarm me with that song. >> stephanie: that's why i do it. >> that's clever. >> stephanie: it's hard to get back to you're talking point. >> caller: have you ever wonder idea there is not a lot of gun debacles like that in texas? >> stephanie: why there are no gun debacles in texas. >> oh, there have been mass shootings in texas. >> caller: stand by and admit. every time one of these knuckle heads dye their hair in orange and pink we symptom them. >> stephanie: it's hair color. >> caller: let's not go there. >> you do preemptive violence. let's hurt them before they might hurt someone else. >> caller: vigilante. >> it is a vigilant any thing that you're talking about. >> caller: really, really? >> stephanie: that's grounds for assault if someone dyed--what are you, the mitt romney of texas? >> caller: would it have been better if we vigilantized that guy or he shot everybody up. >> are you just making stuff up, or do you really go and beat up people who you think might hurt people down the roa
. >>> two construction workers have been killed in a crane collapse on a college campus in texas. it happened yesterday afternoon in richardson texas at the university of texas at dallas as strong winds more than 40 miles an hour were passing through. students heard a loud crash and some of them say they thought it was thunder. >> we heard a loud just metal just hitting the ground, falling from the ground. i can't really explain the sound but, you know, the very loud sound. >> he said after that he heard the workers screaming. no university students or faculty were hurt but the crane was being used to build a large classroom building. >>> a new field poll shows that what kind of uphill climb senator dianne feinstein's opponent faces in the november senate race. feinstein leads 51% to 32% and when it comes to name recognition, 88% of people were able to give opinions of feinstein, only 35% were familiar with emkin, a republican businesswoman from danville. >>> san francisco's bicycle messengers may be pedaling their way onto the television screen. >> what's the best thing about be
conventions and major bench poll tan centers just to cause huge traffic jams. miguel in texas writes, have you lost your bearings? lose all those millions of dollars to boost the local economy? the conventions also give the president to-be and vice president time to make points who then go out and campaign hard for them up until the election. jk in minnesota, yes, do away with them and the electoral college and go on the popular vote. that way the candidates better pay attention to all parts of the country and not just the swing states. what a screwed up system we have. eric in toronto writes, you mean do away with the four-day commercial that no one watches? besides, the candidates' speeches, nothing else really matters. brandon in iowa writes, i'd say it's time to bag the conventions, they're a waste of time, money and promote the polarization of america. bob in ohio, nope, i would rather watch politicians and their supporters lying and partying than anything passes through my tv. like the unemployment isn't enough already, now you want to put a bunch of hookers out of business? if you want
and a flood threat for the central gulf coast of texas from galveston and we're looking for the threat of really heavy rain. look, you can see it now from corpus christi to houston and heavy rain in southern florida, as well. anywhere from one to four inches of rain from southern texas to southern florida this morning. that's what's going on around the country this morning. >> good morning, tom kierein in storm center 4. beautiful morning under way. quite a bit of cloudiness and all those areas in green in the 60s and areas in yellow are low to mid-70s. and a little less humid by later this afternoon. partly sunny through the day. tomorrow highs mid-80s and then some occasional showe that's your latest weather, matt. >>> now to presidential politics and the sharpened rhetoric between president obama and mitt romney over the state of the economy. nbc's peter alexander is in houston where romney will speak at the naacp convention a little later today. peter, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the naacp, of course, is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. romney c
and in the states where jessica's law has been passed like florida and texas, all right, sexual predation is down big time because these guys know they are going to get life in prison. the other states are waffling around. i don't understand it? >> if they're locked up, bill, they can't reoffend. obviously. >> bill: that's right. it's justice. you ruin a kid's life and that's what in this does. the kid may go on but, still, it's always there. now, with 200 -- more than 200 cases. >> right. >> bill: i mean, what's wrong with america? what is wrong with us? >> well, the problem is penn state is an example. you know, i understand jessica's law. i think that's great. but you have got with penn state, you have got institutional abuse. because essentially joe paterno put the reputation of the institution ahead. >> bill: that's personal cowardice. it's the same thing that happened in the church. they put -- paterno put his own reputation. he didn't want a scandal in his department. he didn't want that. that's why he didn't turn sandusky. in same thing with the three administrators at the school. >> what
in pennsylvania, the president in texas. can the president turn out the base? the national urban league takes a look at the mood of african-american voters this year. >>> plus, speaking of vice presidents, dick cheney returning to capitol hill today to help republicans who are opposed to defense cuts. >>> and pucker up. the president gets a do-over on the kiss cam and then schools kobe bryant on the dream team debate. >> you know, this is a generational thing. i was around in '92, i was a bulls fan, so i've got to go with the original dream team, and i suspect that michael and sir charles and others would point out they were probably never down at any point in any of their games. but this is a great team, unbelievable talent, and kobe's a competitor so you expect him to do a little trash talking whenever the opportunity arises. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. no trash talking here. in our daily fix, mitt romney has started to prepare for the all-important rollout of a running mate. he's hired two experienced republican staff members to take care of the vice presidential
the locals are still going to call it banker smith, texas. >> mmm, mcdonald's. very well said, by the way. call it what you will. but in hearts of those in the >>> "outfront" next, playing chicken with the fiscal cliff. today, the senate hit the gas and headed towards the edge. >>> and u.s. and russia at odds over whether officials have the right to confront some americans in their own homes. >>> new details are coming about the young man who police say shot and killed 12 people inside a colorado movie theater. >>> plus, one of the victims who was shot three times has just been released from the hospital and he's "outfront" tonight. >>> i'm john avlon in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, playing chicken with the fiscal cliff. today the senate appeared to take action on extending the bush era tax cuts. appeared being the keyword. senator majority leader mitch mcconnell announced he would not filibuster the measure. instead he allowed a straight up-or-down majority wins vote. the republican plan, extend the tax cuts for everyone. and president obama's plan, extend the cuts f
about that. >> it was a great gallery. >>> ahead. a texas grad student fighting for his life after being dragged and mauled by chimpanzees. his roommate and longtime friends comes "outfront." >>> and could the bailout cause president obama a key battleground state? we'll find out. this is new york state. we built the first railway, the first trade route to the west, the greatest empires. then, some said, we lost our edge. well today, there's a new new york state. one that's working to attract businesses and create jobs. a place where innovation meets determination... and businesses lead the world. the new new york works for business. find out how it can work for yours at thenewny.com. what ? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it ? hello ? hello ?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello ? ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a
. >>> a graduate student from texas in a fight for his life. the 26-year-old mauled by chimpanzees in south africa and underwent six hours of surgery. coming up, live with more on his recovery. what led to the vicious attack. we'll hear from a man who was there on the scene. >> with the olympics just 25 days away, the torch is passing through a special location today. princess diana's childhood home. we'll take you there live. >>> we'll begin with severe storms that battled the east coast. tom costello in an area of washington, d.c. where people there are still without power this morning. good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. we could have picked almost any of many, many streets in virginia, maryland, washington, d.c. area to show awe scene like this. a massive tree down right on top of a car, power lines down. from the midwest to the mid-atlantic we have got a lot of destruction. just last night more storms in north carolina, three people dead there. let's put this into perspective, at the height of the outages, more than 5 million people without electricity. now it's
on ropes of camel smoke and demand a texas holdum. no wonder they call it spirits. spirits vad my father with cower vas yea. spirits made him burn rubber screaming in the driveway. the marianet and tongue were skillets at mid night. i wouldn't see his ass again until the next afternoon. twoshgs johnnie. gee my cousin john edwards volunteered for possession every week. he was certified. ex exor citizenim did nothing. colt 45, crazy horse they demand the sacrifices in blood so bottles would go to the couch friday night. walls kicked until straight jackets lay waiting on the lawn. mama would site visions of gang boys with metal vent as if it explained anything. it didn't between dusk from the and dawn saturday he was ready to blow the -- up. do you want some of this? oh , no, yes oh , no or yes , i will be damn, i will be damn, i will be damn. [applause] >> this is called someone else's child. and i guess it's a sort of an imagined conversation with a took place in a real moment in my father's hospital room in a matter of weeks before he died. my father is my foster father and there was al
agreements. >> reporter: three other cities have earned multiple junk bond ratings, itselffield texas and two in rhode island but another 22 towns have a junk bond rating from one of the ratings firm including camden, new jersey home to 80,000 people. >> they have been getting along the last two or three years in muddling through to avoid bankruptcy process. >> reporter: even cities like chicago with stronger finances and bond ratings are unnoticed. moody's downgraded their rating in april because of underfunded pension plans. >> gregg: peter, thanks very much. >> patti ann: new calls from governor momney's allies to get tougher on the campaign trail. this after obama's campaign manager saying the governor may have committed a felony. scott walker says it's time for the governor to fire back. he is saying the president's team does not want to run on his record. he has to be forceful about fighting back. so joining us to talk about this julie a fox news contributor and advisor frank lauten brg. thank you both for joining us. >> let's start with the accusation itself. is there any truth that ro
are on the way driving from texas and florida. looking at the updated numbers now, pepco has 377,000 customers still in the dark. dominion has 340,000 outages. bge is working to fix 171,000 power problems. potomac edison has 15,000 outages in montgomery, howard and frederick counties. this video just into our newsroom shows a transformer fire. pat collins is in falls church, virginia where people are sitting in hot homes in the dark tonight. >> reporter: transformers exploding, that could be a step backwards in this power restoration effort. take a look behind me, this 7-eleven in the dark, shut down, when is the last time you saw a 7-eleven closed at 11:00. take a trip with me down popular drive. life without electricity. this is popular drive in falls church. it's loaded with popular trees. and in storms, they have a reputation for falling like snowflakes. popular people know this all too well. look at the lane house, no power, no tv, no telephone, no problem. it's family monopoly by flashlight. >> we don't have the internet, any television or anything, no lights. >> it's monopoly? >> it's a
. five, jim bernatchy. nancy pelosi, 35 million, freel 10, kenny marchand, republican, texas, 16 million v. the 10 richest members of the house >>> question, what do these rich house numbers tell you? >> it's easier to run for office when you have that cushion of some wealth, although interestingly, a lot of self-funding really rich candidates fail, because they think because i'm rich, and i've succeeded at something else, i can jump into politics and be a success at that when actually having experience in politics help. and two, it really helps to have to go out and raise money, because that's another way you get -- >> do you think that you really must have a cushion, a financial cushion in your life, before you can make a political run, not to pay for campaign, but to pay for everything else? follow me? >> i've recommended, young people ask, and i say before you go into politics, get yourself a business or a calling or a vocation that you can fall back on when you lose. otherwise, if you get into politics -- >> what about regulating the use of money in political campaigns? >> i'm not f
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